Julia Campbell, Regional Director Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast, says Kāinga Ora held an open home event for neighbours, and other interested community members, after the 14 two-bedroom homes had been blessed by local iwi on Wednesday 3 April.

Kāinga Ora is currently working through final approvals with the developer and expects to settle on the purchase of the homes in mid-April.

“We know that there’s been strong community interest in the homes while construction has been underway so we’re giving people the chance to see inside them before the first customers are expected to move in later this month,” she says.

Ms Campbell says Kāinga Ora is also looking forward to providing more warm and dry homes in the town.

“This is a great opportunity to provide modern new homes in an area of the town that’s close to all the things that people need in their day-to-day lives such as shops and recreational facilities,” she says.

The homes are all full universal design, which means they are suitable for people living with mobility or accessibility issues.

The homes and landscaping have also been designed to meet new flooding requirements in the town. They are relocatable and have pile foundations, which means further flood mitigation work can also be carried out if it is needed in the future.

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